Boatworks

Autopilot Manufacturers

by Sail Staff, Posted September 14, 2004
Alpha Marine Systems, Mercer Island, WA"Alpha" "Spectra"Web: www.alphamarinesystems.com

B&G/Brookes & Gatehouse, Clearwater, FL"Network," "H1000," "Hydra" & "Hercules" "Pilot" linear drives & hydraulic pumpsetsWeb: www.bngusa.com

Benmar Marine


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Boat Reviews

X-40

by Sail Staff, Posted August 25, 2004
The new X-40 is a chip off the old block. Flush with the success of the X-43 and X-46, X-Yachts designer Niels Jeppesen has drawn this new 40-footer to be as sexy, sturdy, comfortable, and responsive as its larger siblings. And it seems to have all the necessary ingredients. The cored hull is light and stiff, the sailplan has power to burn, and the hand-polished teak joinery is sure to turn some
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Boat Reviews

Etap 37s

by Tom Dove, Posted August 23, 2004
After sailing two or three hundred boats, I thought there would be no utterly novel features for me to discover aboard the next one. I was mistaken. Boat designers are a creative lot, and when they're engineers as well, the result can be a vessel loaded with innovative features. The Belgian-built Etap 37 is just such a package of pleasant surprises. Or maybe I shouldn't be surprised; after all, a
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Apparel + Accessories

Binocular Resources

by Sail Staff, Posted August 20, 2004
Bushnell, 800-423-3537, www.bushnell.comCanon USA, 516-328-5000, www.usa.canon.comFujinon, 800-872-0196, www.fujinon.comIntermark, 800-453-2101Leica Camera, 800-222-0118, FULL STORY
Cruising In the September, 2004 issue of SAIL, Clark Beek explores Australia's Northern Territory on his Salar 40 ketch, Condesa, discovering "a land where the uninitiated should tread carefully" and where "Darwin is an Oasis". Duncan Gould sails through the offshore islands of Venezuela. To read their notes from these cruises—supplements to the stories in print—read on
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